Getting Started with freebios2!

Jay Miller jmiller at
Thu May 27 09:39:00 CEST 2004

That's why I thought that elfboot couldn't read .zelf, because the image
sizes are incorrect.    Actual image size for the tg3--filo.zelf image
is 43,153 bytes, which is smaller than the file.elf image 43,472 bytes.
But when I make a linuxbios.rom with the tg3--filo.zelf as the payload,
elfboot generates the output I sent you.


-----Original Message-----
From: Eric W. Biederman [mailto:eric at] On Behalf Of Eric W.
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 10:25 AM
To: Jay Miller
Cc: LinuxBIOS
Subject: Re: Getting Started with freebios2!

Please CC the list on questions like this.  

"Jay Miller" <jmiller at> writes:

> Hi Eric,
> Perhaps you can help me, seeing that you wrote elfboot.  This is the
> output that I get when I use a .zelf image:
> Welcome to elfboot, the open sourced starter.
> January 2002, Eric Biederman.
> Version 1.3
>     23:stream_init() - rom_stream: 0xfffe0000 - 0xfffeffff
> Found ELF candiate at offset 0
> Dropping non PT_LOAD segment
> New segment addr 0x20000 size 0x27200000 offset 0xb0 filesize
> (cleaned up) New segment addr 0x20000 size 0x27200000 offset 0xb0
> filesize 0x272
> 00000
> Cannot Load ELF Image
> Do you see anything glaringly wrong here?

size = 626 MB .... and filesize = 2685MB

Something is badly wrong there.


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